Absolom Autrey’s family were pioneers from Alabama that settled in Louisiana in 1848, taking advantage of a homestead offer from the federal government. They built a double-pin log dogtrot using local natural supplies. The house remained occupied into the 1970s. After nearly a decade of idleness, it was donated to the Lincoln Parish Museum to interpret the pioneer lifestyle of Northern Louisiana. Insects, decay, and vandalism have led to a deteriorated structure in need of repair to maintain for future generations.